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Sunblock smoothie: Drink your SPF, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Sunblock Smoothie: Drink Your SPF

Sunblock is the most obvious way to protect your skin from the sun, and probably the most popular too. But there are more ways to shield your skin from the sun’s harmful ways....

Sauteed grape and goat cheese dip, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Sauteed Grape and Goat Cheese Dip

Everyone needs a go-to party appetizer recipe that can be prepared at the very last minute. This is mine. A couple of years ago, I attended a cookbook signing event hosted by Michael...

Frozen chocolate and grapes, the perfect cheap summer dessert

Frozen Grapes and Chocolate: The Easiest Summer Dessert

This post isn’t so much a recipe as it is a cheap and easy summer dessert idea. If you are looking for an effortless and low-cost dessert for your next summer get-together, this...

A bunch of party appetizers for right around $10, from Cheap Recipe Blog

The $10 Cheese Plate

I absolutely love entertaining. I would throw a party every week if I could. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough time (or money!) to do that. Thankfully, there are countless ways to throw a...

Cooked rhubarb sauce, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Rhubarb Sauce, Two Ways

Out of all the reasons I love rhubarb (the tartness, the color, the versatility, etc.), my favorite is this: It’s free. When I go home to visit my parents in southwest Minnesota, there are...

Mango chicken wontons, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Mango Chicken Wontons

I’m on a mango chicken kick. This is the third mango-chicken inspired recipe that I have posted in the last few months. Things are getting crazy around here! The other two are: Mango...

6 Tips for packing light on vacation

6 Tips For Packing Light

I just got back from a spectacular vacation to Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Isle of Man. As much as I would love to tell you about my vacation, that’s not the intent...